Black Girl and the birth of sub-Saharan Cinema

★★★★★ Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, livingroom. That's all I ever see. Black Girl (La Noire de...) is a french-Senegal film from 1966 by director/writer Ousmane Sembène. Based on a short story he wrote. The movie is about a young women named Diouana, played by Mbissine Thérèse Diop, who immigrates from Dakar to Antibes in France to…

The Great Gatsby Review

★★ Cameraman: "I forgot to take the lens cap off"Director: "Don't worry we'll fix it in post" The Great Gatsby is a CGI fuckfest that is nothing more than an empty container filled with pop songs. They tried so hard to make it appealing to a younger audience with making ever scene loud and bright. Every…

Happy as Lazzaro Review

★★★★ This review may contain spoilers. Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) is a magical-realist drama divided in two parts. The first part is about a small village called Inviolata in Italy, in what seems to be the 1950s. This is where we meet Lazzaro an innocent, saint-like boy who cannot see the evil in the world.…

Da 5 Bloods Review

★★★★ A group of Vietnam veterans (Bloods) go back to the jungle to retrieve a cargo of gold, that they had secured during the Vietnam war. They are also there to retrieve the remaining of Norman, a lost member of the Bloods, to give him a proper resting place back home. Conflict arises when a…